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For That Formaldehyde Fresh Scent

Nancy Crotti

May 2, 2016

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For That Formaldehyde Fresh Scent

The Formaldehyde Generator, from 1910, used a candle to heat solid formaldehyde in a dish to disinfect a room during and after the epidemics of scarlet fever, smallpox, and diphtheria, which were going around in those days. 

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Image courtesy of M. Donald Blaufox, MD (www.mohma.org).

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Nancy Crotti

Nancy Crotti is a frequent contributor to MD+DI. Reach her at [email protected].

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